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Fee and Retainer to Book Your Date SoCal Christian Weddings Officiant aka Temecula Wedding Guy wedding officiant Wedding Officiant Cost
FREE CONSULTATION -- Just call at your convenience 9am-9pm for quick inquiries and answers to basic questions, or use the "Contact" tab to share your basic info with me. I'll reply quickly to set an appointment for an in-depth consultation in person or by phone, Google Meet, Zoom or Facetime. We get acquainted, answer questions and see if we are a good fit--no pressure selling from me. Some couples choose to think it over, many couples decide to book their date at the end of the call by paying a retainer (Venmo or Zelle), and then we can set a time for another video call for in depth ceremony customization and when local, a mini-rehearsal (usually in my home but we can work out another mutually convenient location). Call 951-234-6538, write to SoCalChristianWeddings@yahoo.com or use the "Contact" tab to connect with me.
WEDDINGS and VOW RENEWALS--The fee for GOLD level of service (super-personalized) which nearly every couple chooses in 2023 is $745 a great value given all I do for you. The SILVER level, $695 in 2023, is slightly less personalized but still has MANY options for customization. The BRONZE level ($495 in 2023) is for very small groups of 10 or fewer, "short/sweet/just make it legal," a standardized ceremony without customization. The fee may vary up or down for the day of the week, for very small, simple or more complex weddings, and for travel beyond a 50 mile one-way distance from my Temecula home.* Attendance at your onsite rehearsal is not included, but see below.
REHEARSALS -- Because I so thoroughly prepare you in advance and arrive 60 minutes early to your ceremony, plus my whispered cues to you during the ceremony, many couples choose to let an event coordinator lead the rehearsal. However, at your request I can lead your on-site rehearsal for a $200.00 fee (plus mileage beyond 40 miles if it applies).
*MILEAGE--No charge for events within 40 miles of my home in South Temecula, but there is a fee of $0.75 cents for every mile more than 80 miles round trip.
FOR OPTIONAL PREMARITAL AND MARITAL RELATIONSHIP COACHING -- Three 90-minute sessions of premarital counseling (with the cost of the online assessment built in) are $495--this fee is separate from fees related to the ceremony. To get started, please provide me with both of your email addresses and $250 in advance. The remaining $245 is due before we begin the second session, using any of the methods below. If you choose the GOLD ceremony and the coaching, I'll take $50 off the coaching fee; if you choose the SILVER level of service, I'll take $25 off the coaching. For more information about the coaching itself, click on the tab "Optional Premarital Relationship Coaching."
HOW TO RESERVE MY SERVICES: PROVIDE A RETAINER*
To reserve my services, you can submit a non-refundable* retainer for 50% of my fee at any time (many couples choose to do so at the end of our consultation, but some may still want to think about it, which is fine). Venmo, Zelle, CashApp, cash in person or check are preferred methods. See below for directions.
OPTION ONE--PAY BY VENMO or ZELLE--This is the best option because 1) you can reserve my services quickly before someone else reserves the same date as your wedding, and 2) it's free to each of us! You can find me on either Venmo at Jeff-Saville-1 or on Zelle and CashApp using my cell # 951-234-6538. You instantly get a electronic confirmation from them and I'll acknowledge your payment online or written receipt if desired.
OPTION TWO--CASH. For in-person payments during our consultation. I'll provide a written receipt.
OPTION THREE--PERSONAL CHECK. Pay the old-fashioned way with a check made out to me, Jeff Saville, and provide it in person or send it by surface mail to my home address 44876 Corte Casa, Temecula CA 92592-1603. When I receive it, I'll promptly email you a signed receipt as acknowledgment.
FINAL PAYMENT--DUE TEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE CEREMONY. Please pay the final amount no later than ten days prior to the ceremony by by any of the methods named above. (Occasionally, especially for very small weddings, I can receive cash on the day but we must confirm this in advance.)
GRATUITY--If you feel you've received superior service, a gratuity is not expected but always appreciated!
*PLEASE NOTE: your retainer is still good for changes in time/date, assuming my schedule allows, or for minor changes in location. I will make every effort to adapt myself, or perhaps my wife who is also an experienced and highly reviewed officiant may serve you, but significant differences in distance may affect the fee, and if I truly cannot accommodate the change in schedule, your retainer remains non-refundable. The reason is that by committing to your originally stated day/time, I am turning down other couples seeking my services at that same time. Your understanding is appreciated!
To book now, or for questions, call 951-234-6538 or email firstname.lastname@example.org